You can start a thread from any message to organize discussions in your channels and/or direct messages (DMs). By using threads, you can easily discuss any topic in much more detail without having to add clutters to the main view of the conversation. This helps discussions much more easier to track.

What to anticipate

  • Threads are always connected to the original message.
  • All replies to a thread won't appear in the main view of the conversation.
  • Notifications will be sent out only to those who have contributed or followed the thread.
  • If you use @here and @channel in a thread, members of the conversation won't be notified.

Reply to a thread or start a new one

  1. Hover over the message you'd like to reply to.
  2. Click on the reply in thread icon.
  3. Type in your reply.
  4. Send your message.
  1. Click on a message you wish to reply to.
  2. Then simply click on Start a thread icon.
  3. Type in the message.
  4. And then click on the paper plane icon to send it.

Managing threads you follow

You'll get notified on any new replies to a thread you started, or had replied to, or if someone had mentioned you in the original message or any replies within a thread. If there's a thread you hadn't gotten engaged with, you have the option to follow it and remain cognizant.

  1. Hover over the desired thread.
  2. Tap on the three dots icon.
  3. Click on Follow thread if you want to receive notifications when new messages are posted within it, or Unfollow thread to stop receiving them.
  1. Click on the thread.
  2. Tap on the three dots icon.
  3. Click on Follow Thread to receive new notifications, or Unfollow Thread to stop receiving any.

View all threads

Tap on Threads at the top left corner of your sidebar to see all conversations that you’re following. All threads with any unread replies will appear at the top of the list. From your Threads view, you have a couple of options:

  1. Reply to any thread.
  2. Tap on the channel name within the header of the thread to see the original message.
  3. Unfollow a thread by clicking on three dots icon and then clicking on Unfollow thread.

Tap on Threads while on the home tab at the top of your screen to check out all the conversations that you're following. This is where any threads with any unread replies will appear at the very top of the list. From your Threads view, you can do the following:

  1. To give a comment on a thread, tap on Reply.
  2. Unfollow a thread if you no longer need to get any notifications from it by clicking on the header of the thread, then thethree dots icon followed by Unfollow Thread.